Microsoft Product Activation server reachability

Pui Edylie email at edylie.net
Fri Jan 11 04:30:03 UTC 2013


I have just tested from Singapore

[root at trinity ~]# ping wpa.one.microsoft.com
PING wpa.one.microsoft.com (94.245.126.107) 56(84) bytes of data.
 From 213.199.189.37 icmp_seq=1 Packet filtered
 From 213.199.189.37 icmp_seq=6 Packet filtered

[root at trinity ~]# telnet wpa.one.microsoft.com 443
Trying 94.245.126.107...

[root at trinity ~]# telnet wpa.one.microsoft.com 80
Trying 94.245.126.107...

On 1/11/2013 12:24 PM, Nathan Anderson wrote:
> Anybody else having a problem reaching (what appears to be) the sole Microsoft Product Activation server (wpa.one.microsoft.com)?
>
> $ ping wpa.one.microsoft.com
> PING wpa.one.microsoft.com (94.245.126.107): 56 data bytes
> 36 bytes from 213.199.189.41: Communication prohibited by filter
>
> I get this sourcing from our network, from AT&T 3G, and from ye residential DSL connection located in the greater Seattle area. They aren't simply source-filtering. Either that or they are source-filtering for 0.0.0.0/0.
>
> This is apparently the only server/IP they have set up to respond to these requests. wpa.one.microsoft.com resolves to that IP via every DNS server I've tried (so no round-robin A records), Microsoft products that need to activate over the internet only try to resolve that FQDN, and I've looked for others without success (wpa.two.microsoft.com isn't valid, for example).
>





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